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Sketching for Busy People

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Warning: Homework is involved! In fact it is essential. But the payoff? Sketch with aplomb in only 4 weeks!  Learn basic drawing skills that never fail you. Discover how to look closely to draw quickly and effectively. Bolster your confidence to sketch comfortably in public, within the short time frame of a lunch break or a sightseeing tour....

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Make Money with Embroidery Business

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Make it your business! Make money with Multi-Needle Embroidery!  Join us, and Michelle Gillmartin, premier embroidery educator from Brother, as we share the benefits of embroidery on multi-needles. Learn how to embroider items not possible with a single-needle, home machine, how to embroider efficiently, expand placement possibilities,...

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Professional Practices

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Want to develop a proposal for a grant, or apply for a residency, exhibition, curatorial project, or graduate school? This is the course for you! Learn how to write an artist statement, document and present your work, organize and archive work samples, and utilize resources in Chicago and beyond.  Upon completion, students will have a competitive...

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Social Media for Artists

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Social media is changing the way the art world does business. Market directly to your collectors. Learn more about Facebook and Instagram to become more marketing savvy.  Bring a fully charged smartphone, charging cord, Facebook and Instagram usernames and passwords, a flash drive with photos of your art.  Note: Mac laptops will be provided,...

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Art Fair and Exhibition Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Exhibiting your photography at an art fair or exhibition can be both daunting and highly educational. Besides developing a thick skin, there are a number of ways to approach this process. In this class we’ll look at how to prepare, take a quick workshop on matting your image, what to expect, how and when to apply, and how to make the most out of...

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Business Tips for Garden Photographers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Is it possible to turn your love of flower and garden photography into a viable career path? Yes, provided you have a clear understanding about how to turn your passion into a business. This one-day intensive workshop will outline the techniques and strategies that will help aspiring professional photographers start and build their business. Allen...

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Career Change 101

at Mindful-U - North Center 1902 W Addison St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

We spend almost a third of our lives working. That's a lot of time to spend doing something that you don't enjoy! How does this happen to so many of us? Often, we take the first job out of college, thinking it's what we want (or it's what's been offered) and then 10 (or 20 or 30) years later, we look around thinking "what happened? why am I doing...

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Ignite Your Art Practice From The Inside Out

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

In this 90-minute lively seminar, Sergio and Yanina Gomez will deliver practical advice to driven artists thriving to live the art career they always wanted. Participants will learn essential professional practices necessary to succeed in the art world. In addition, great habits that will lead to professional growth and a positive impression when dealing...

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Soap Making : Start Here

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

Learn the craft of cold process soap making (from scratch not melt and pour) during this 2-hour workshop. Tammy (teaching soap making at TLD since 1999) will demystify the process of "saponification" (soap making) coaching students in the creation of wonderful herbal soaps. Students work together to learn the entire process (from start to finish) as...

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Make Your Own 2020 Planner (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Get ready for 2020! Utilizing calendar pages that have been prepped for you, design a customizable planner with your own cover design, additional pockets for business cards, and papers. Sew the planner into a coptic stitched or case bound for the completed book.  A great holiday gift for yourself or a friend.

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Wedding Photography

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The knowledge and skills of a professional wedding photographer are many and varied. The essentials have been boiled down and are presented here for those who are considering a career in wedding photography. We have whittled downthe hundreds of possible shots that can be taken at a wedding to just 20 'must get' images. You will learn how to shoot...

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Open Studio Saturdays

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Are you too busy and tired during the work week to have time for your creative endeavors? Tired of fighting rush hour traffic? Ingrid's Saturday morning OPEN STUDIO Session is just the thing for you.   Come and create in a professional artist's studio, work on your projects, bring in work for a critique, for three hours of uninterrupted...

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Value-added: Flower Growing Arranging

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Arranging locally grown flowers is both an art and a savvy business plan. Learn about local flower farmers and the businesses that celebrate their products. Spend the afternoon working on your own bouquets with the guidance of seasoned professionals.

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Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Letterpress printing has been making an impression since 1440 when Gutenberg invented movable type. Letterpress printing creates a tactile and inviting debossment in paper by using a mechanical press to prints from metal or wood type. This “punch” makes letterpress a popular choice for greeting cards, business cards, invitations, broadsides, and...

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Artistic Tapestry Weaving

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Come learn how to felt while hearing stories of a knitter, shepherd, and small business owner.   Choose from our 5x7-inch fun, funky frame looms (which we’ll show you how to make yourself) and gather from our eclectic mixture of yarns, rovings, fibers, twigs, silk flowers, and more to make a truly unique piece. This weaving technique is really...

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